Sharing Expertise and Experience
Artist in Residence Program
The Artist in Residence program at Buena Vista University seeks to unite students with artists, innovators, and creators in a wide variety of fields. These individuals mentor and inspire Beavers while showcasing their own talents and work.
Artists share their passion and experiences with BVU students, allowing them to be immersed in new methods and perspectives.
Through labs and open sessions, artists are accessible, working alongside students in classes. They provide advice, resources, and mentorship.
Artists contribute to a community of innovators and creators—making a positive impact on students in a variety of disciplines.
In addition to sharing expertise with students, artists also have the opportunity to explore the energy and intellectual curiosity of a collegiate space.
Discover and deepen your talents, explore new and invigorating ideas, create beauty in the world, and tackle the challenges of the 21st century. School of Liberal Arts
Artist in Residence, Fall 2021
Andre Wagner, a 2010 BVU graduate, is a nationally renowned photographer. His work in New York City and elsewhere has been hailed by organizations supporting both the arts and social justice. Wagner was featured by CBS and The New York Times for his landmark photography in 2020, a time of social unrest across the U.S. as the Black Lives Matter movement gained momentum.
Wagner will use his skills as a photographer to chronicle aspects of life within Storm Lake for an exhibit to be displayed at the BVU Art Gallery on campus this fall. The exhibit will be open to the public.
Past Artist in Residence
Peter Carlson, Spring 2021
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